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From the Lab to the Ballot: A Panel Discussion on Bringing STEM to Politics

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A session focused on mobilizing STEM trained individuals to participate in politics and government. Featuring Jess Phoenix, a volcanologist running for Congress in the only Republican-held district in LA county (CA-25); Edward Walker, a Sociology Professor at UCLA whose research focuses on social movements and author of Grassroots for Hire: Public Affairs Consultants in American Democracy; and Jamie Tijerina, a scientist at Caltech, Director At-Large of the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, and head of 314 Action LA County.

Event begins at 6:30 pm with light refreshments and an opportunity to sign in and ask a question for the panelists. Panel discussion will begin promptly at 7 pm. A reception with refreshments will follow, with an opportunity to meet the panelists. More information.

Location: UCLA Neuroscience Research Building

Audience: Elementary school students, Middle or High school students, General public, Science experts, Families

Format: Panel, Q & A

RSVP: Required

Cost: FREE